Over the time Ukraine became independent and open to western world, Ukrainian women changed a lot as well. And if early attitude to western men was pure and sincere, nowadays we see numerous scammers among
the girls wanting money or free ticket to a western country as a bride. Over the last decade there has been a rise in Ukrainian scammers targeting men from the west, particularly the US. How do these scams work?
However it should be noted that not all Ukrainian women are scammers, the vast majority of them are genuine women searching for love and romance with Western men .Most of them are seeking a happy relationship or marriage with compatible partner. It is the minority that cause these women to be associated with the name â€œUkrainian scammersâ€
The typical Ukrainian dating scam starts with the victim receiving a response to his personal ad. Often the scammer will use stolen photos of some super model looking girl, men will in general find it hard to resist, often the girl will be much younger, and the victim cannot believe his luck. The man almost certainly gets excited by the thought of a beautiful Ukrainian woman taking interest in him, and out the window goes his thinking process.
The usual story is after sending and receiving a few emails the scammer will claim to be madly in love with the man, often she will then send some semi-nude photos to further the manâ€™s desire for her. A few days or weeks later she will claim she cannot live without him and wishes to come to his country immediately, but there is always a problem, she has no money for tickets or a visa. Usually the man is so desperate to see her at this stage he will agree to anything, at which point the scammer will suggest sending the money by wire transfer so she can go and buy a ticket.
What the clueless man does not know is that he might not even be communicating with a woman often it will be a man using a womenâ€™s stolen identity or a member of a scammers ring. The end of the story is usually the same; the man will send the money and never hear from the scammer again. Needless to say, he ends up losing his money, with a bruised ego to go with it. Often men will not report the scammer for fear of being laughed at by friends or family.
So to all Gentlemen searching for a Ukrainian bride, do not be put off by all the scam stories you read, just be very careful who you communicate with.